Nigeria: Beware of Covid-19 Third Wave, Nigerians Warned

The Presidential Process Power on COVID-19 has suggested Nigerians to beware of the third wave of the virus as being experienced in some worldwide locations.

The Secretary to the Executive of the Federation and PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha, at the briefing of the taskforce in Abuja on Monday, said irrespective of the provision of coronavirus vaccines, Nigeria changed into as soon as now not but out of the woods.

He said: “For the avoidance of doubt, the virus is extraordinarily potent and americans accumulated decide up infected. It be moreover a indisputable truth that the vaccination course of has most productive exact begun. It has been reported that some worldwide locations are recording a third wave of cases.”

He said as of March 14, 2021, Nigerias mattress occupancy had diminished to 1.22 p.c and fascinating cases stood at 13, 245.

He infamous that Nigeria had unfortunately crossed 2,000 fatalities on March 12, 2021 and now had 2,013 recorded deaths.

“The PTF will want to caution Nigerians on dwelling-basically based care as there could well now not be sufficient providers and personnel to residing up sufferers in events of emergencies.”

Executive Director, Nationwide Most important Effectively being Care Pattern Agency, Faisal Shuaib, said most productive Kog Assert changed into as soon as now not supplied the Oxford-AztraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as a substitute of Kogi Assert on legend of its frigid store “is accumulated below repairs following vandalisation at some level of the #EndSARS stammer.

He said about 8,000 Nigerians had obtained their first dose of the vaccine.

He said no reliable express of extreme detrimental effects had been obtained from any of these vaccinated “but light facet effects much like swelling at the facet of the vaccination is anticipated as that is fashioned.”

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